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Becoming Information Literate Tools and Applications used in INLS 50 Tadra Martin
Overview: Four Steps to Information Literacy • Markup languages and document creation • HTML and web page creation • Spreadsheets and their functions • Relational databases
The First Step: Markup languages and documentation creation • Used Microsoft Word • Went beyond basic word processing • Learned to manipulate text and objects • Took advantage of MS Word’s formatting capabilities
The Second Step: HTML and web page creation • Learned some useful web design guidelines • Discussed HTML and web design software • Designed a personal web site for the World Wide Web Example Image courtesy of mapquest.com
The Third Step: Spreadsheets Image courtesy of microsoft.com • Used Microsoft Excel • Created a workbook that employed several functions of the spreadsheet application • Utilized various MS Excel tools to design successful workbook
The Fourth Step: Relational Databases • Used Microsoft Access • Designed a database with a variety of features • Created relationships between tables • Learned to make queries and reports to find out specific data from a collection This picture represents how databases help people to easily “train,” “fetch” and store information.
Summary • INLS 50 teaches students how to effectively use computer applications • Given the tasks, this course helps people climb the steps to information literacy